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hard. >> over the years, we have seen google and facebook and the washington offices grow and then some. we didn't interview with that executive vice president of samsung earlier at ces. and he said -- we did an interview with that executive vice president of samsung earlier at ces. he said that they have someone in washington. >> microsoft did not have much of a washington office. you would have the justice department going after you on something else and then congress passes a law and you throw business plans out the window. the reality today is that there are so many conflict in interests that if someone has an advantage in washington will write some rules to benefit them. that can undo your business plan. we are a full democracy. what other countries, it is different. google learned the hard way are. but google has been successful. they learned the hard way if you do not have a washington presence. let us innovate on our own. then the rules changed and that was out the window. >> what do you miss about congress? >> very little. i miss the members, but with the dysfunctionality, i'm
comes hard. >> host: over the past couple of years, we've seen google and facebook and their washington offices grow exponentially. >> guest: right. >> host: we did an interview with the executive vice president of samsung earlier here at ces, and he mentioned that they have one person in washington. um, would you recommend to a panasonic, to a sony that they beef up or keep their washington offices strong? >> guest: well, you know, microsoft didn't have much of a washington office until all of a sudden the feds came after them on antitrust issues. and then you get the justice department going after you on something else, and then you get the sec on something else, then congress passes some law, and your whole business plan's out the window. they recognize -- i mean, it's unfortunate companies need that. but the reality today there are so many conflicting interests that somebody if they have an advantage in washington will write the rules to benefit them. and that can undo your business plan. so, yeah, i'd say to sony -- these companies come out of countries that don't have that kind of
there was an article refering to samsung as the fifth horseman, i'm sure you've stheen apple, amazon, google and facebook are the big four but in this author's view samsung should be included in that list as a driver of the future. >> certainly it's nice to have recognition of invasion. i don't know about those groups which our focus is to stay humble and hungry on invasion. to drive new products and leverage investment in design and keep pushing things in terms of bringing new technology to the market. finding areas like the camera market we can bring invasion. finding areas like home appliances we can bring invasion. we'll keep inviting and vesting in new technology and leave others to make the comp sons and you future predictions. >> how closely do you work with google or facebook or microsoft, is there a lot of cooperation with companies that have shared goals? >> we partner with a lot of companies. samsung is the largest tech company by sales in the world which we partner with lots of others. we know what we are good at which is making device. that's where we want to stay focused and we
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